The Irish Navy successfully rescued 371 migrants from three rubber vessels located 27 nautical miles north-west of Tripoli.
The LÉ Róisín was deployed following a request from the Italian Maritime Rescue Co-Ordination Centre
The first rescue commenced at 6.50am, a total of 114 migrants were brought on board and are receiving food, water and medical treatment where required.
LÉ Róisín was immediately re-tasked with the rescue of a further 115 people from a rubber boat in the same area. All persons were on board by 9.15am.
The vessel was then sent on a third search and rescue operation, 37 nautical miles north west of Tripoli, where a further 142 migrants were taken on board.
The role of the Irish Naval vessel is to provide a search and rescue capability and to undertake humanitarian rescue operations at sea in the Mediterranean
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